Category: Ramblings & Writing

Shock: Daily Prompt

It’s when you go through your day, comfortable in routine and expectations: eat the meals, drink coffee, dress in regular clothes, complain about hair, weight, mounds of laundry, demands of a groaning car, a never satisfies partner, a lulling work day when suddenly, SHOCK!…

An Awakening

I woke up in 1968. At ten-years-old, I was bubbled within the safety of my family and school. I lived in a tidy house on a quiet dead-end street, with my parents, three sisters, and baby brother. There was a yard to run through…

Sunday Daily Prompt

Sunday Daily Prompt Entertain In my world, the word, entertain, requires food. I like to cook.I like the process. Food planning, shopping, prepping, returning to the store for forgotten ingredients, and finishing the cooking takes all day. Cooking enough so that there are leftovers…

Saturday Daily Prompt

Saturday Daily Prompt: Static I am attempting to participate in WordPress’ Daily Prompt. I am setting myself up for failure if I strive for a daily submission. Work and home responsibilities eat up enough of my writing time. It is more feasible to aim…

A Funny Thing Happened Along The Cancer Journey

This essay won honorable mention in the WOW-Women On Writing Winter 2017 Essay Contest. Excerpts are featured in my book, Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer.  I earned my first 2018 payment as a writer—a $20 Amazon Gift Card! Big…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Everyone December had been a whirlwind. There were report cards, interviews, holiday activities and concerts, shopping, scheming surprises, lots of cooking, and savoring my two-month-old grandson’s smiles. It was exhausting but well worth the chaos. I can’t help but smile as…

Daddy’s Day

I propose a name change for the second Sunday in June. Let’s replace Father’s Day with Daddy’s Day. The alliteration makes it more fun to say and the meaning of the day is better represented. I am not naïve to believe that everyone gets a…

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